The Gigapede is an enemy in Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening. It is encountered first as a boss in the Temen-ni-gru, and two others infest Leviathan's intestines, but these are not boss encounters. In the Devil May Cry HD Collection, the player will achieve the award "Pest Control" if the player defeats Gigapede.
Gigapede is a giant tapeworm-like demon which entered the Human world through a time-space rift. It possesses a strong exoskeleton that impedes enemy attacks, and can generate balls of lightning to deter foes.
Any weapon will do for this boss, but Agni & Rudra and Cerberus have an edge in that many of their combos extend below the plane of the floor, (a.k.a. Dante's feet.) First, jump on its head, then hit it as many times as you can until it goes inside a hole, dodging any electric attacks as you go, and repeat. Make sure to land on its head as attacking its body will cause decreasing damage. Try not to fall to the ground, since it has special electric attacks for when you are on the ground. If you time your attacks well, you can reflect its ball lightning attacks back at it, causing significant damage.
The two Gigapedes found inside Leviathan do not need to be killed to proceed. It is possible simply to run away from them, as they will stop when they reach the membrane to the next chamber, blocking your way back. This method grants no Orb rewards. However, they can be killed for an amount of Red Orbs and a few Style points. Cerberus is especially useful here as it attacks quickly and has little recovery time after combos. It is also possible to kill them with firearms once they reach the membrane, although it will take some time.
The word "Gigapede" is a Portmanteau of "Giga" (Lat: "Giant") and either "Millipede" (Lat: "thousand feet") or "Centipede," (Lat: "hundred feet"). Together, the literal translation of the name is "giant foot".
- Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Lesser Demons File — Gigapede: "Giant creature that made its way into the Human world through a rift in the time-space fabric. Relentlessly strikes down foes with a high voltage attack."